Battle Royale games are HOT right now. Players love the excitement of being on a battlefield with dozens of other players all searching for loot and looking to come out on top. But these survival games are different than a normal first-person shooter where skill mostly determines the winners and losers. Game developers have added variations to each game, like different types of loot and playable characters which makes them more about strategy than ability. Here is our guide to the most popular battle royale games at GameTruck Richmond.
Fortnite: Battle Royale started out as an internal game developed by Epic Games. It might look a little different from the original concept of the game that was announced in 2011. Fortnite: Battle Royale pits you against 99 other players that airdrop onto an island from the “Battle Bus”. A storm slowly engulfs the island which forces the players into a smaller and smaller area. Your goal: be the last player standing. In order to compete, you must search your surroundings for traditional weapons that are color coded. The colors indicate the item’s power and rarity. The game features a third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective. It gives you a better view of the environment, but it can also make it harder to aim.
Once you land, you have no weapons – you start with a pickaxe to demolish your surroundings and find items. The building mechanics and ability to destroy are what set this game apart from other battle royal games like Apex Legends and Blackout. Just about everything in the game can be destroyed, and as you break structures down, you gain materials to build walls, floors, roofs, and stairs that protect you from or help you to get over your enemies.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: Blackout
Blackout is the battle royale extension of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It builds on the already successful Call of Duty franchise, so players will find familiar locations and scenarios, for example, zombies appear in its player-versus-environment mode. Blackout has a greater sense of realism than Fortnite or Apex Legends. It’s $60 price tag might be a little hefty compared to the other games on this list – especially because the other two are free to play. But if you already are a fan of the Call of Duty franchise and own Black Ops 4 then it’s a welcome addition to the game.
While some of the maps, characters, and weapons are from Call of Duty, this game is no slouch in terms of excitement and playability. In this battle royale, you fight against 99 other players in the same field. There always new modes being added like Team Deathmatch and Close Quarters Frenzy.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available for purchase, or you can download it from your console’s store.
EA and Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale is Apex Legends. Set in the Titanfall universe, players form squads of 3 battle against 19 other teams each match. In Apex Legends, you’ll see the same sci-fi weapons from Titanfall. You can add attachments to those weapons to make them better, and it enhances the gameplay. These attachments come in three levels of quality: common, rare, and epic. For example, if you find a rare magazine attachment it will add higher capacity and faster reloads to your weapon.
What separates Apex Legends from other games is that it’s essentially a hero shooter. When you form your squad, you choose a character, and each character has its own unique characteristics and abilities. Therefore, playing to the characters’ strengths, and strategically forming your team are essential when playing this game.
Apex Legends is free to play, and it can be downloaded from the official website here.
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The holiday season is over and we know a few of you gamers may have some extra money that you don’t know what to do with… Well, there are constantly new gaming accessories coming out, so we thought we’d help you narrow down your choices with our guide about what we think is the cream of the crop. It’s dangerous to go alone… so take one of these with you.
The Nintendo Switch is one of the best current consoles. Nintendo really brings the fun to any environment with this marvelous system, so whether you’re at home or on the go… the switch does it all! The controllers for the Switch, or Joycons, charge whenever you have the console hooked up into the home dock. But for those who frequently play multiplayer games or have a few children at home, you may need multiple controllers, right?! The FastSnail Controller Charger gives you the ability to charge multiple controllers at one time, and even has indicator lights to let you know when they’re done! It’s an amazing accessory for any gamer who loves to have friends over to play fun multiplayer games, like Super Mario Party or Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
A large part of the online gaming experience is being able to talk to who you’re playing with. A common problem we see time and time again is that with more accessories comes more clutter and mess. Cozoo makes a headphone stand that will help not only organize your gaming area but can help you multitask! The stand is powered and comes with three USB ports so you can charge your phone, tablet device, or anything else you can think of!
We personally think a big part of your gaming experience is being able to hear the soundtrack or background noises as clearly as possible. Whether you’re engaged in an epic RPG like Kingdom Hearts 3, or you’re fighting players online in Fortnite… it’s important to submerse yourself in the game and hear every little aspect of it. ONIKUMA’s Stereo Gaming Headset is great for any player and any console. With 5-star reviews across the board, it’s a product that delivers and performs no matter what.
An HDMI switch is a great accessory for any gamer who has multiple consoles or just generally uses their television for a lot of different devices. Most TV’s have only three or four HDMI inputs, making it an annoying ordeal to change things around whenever you need to add something new. With an HDMI switch, you can not only increase the number of devices you use, but you can make it as easy as possible to switch between them!
Virtual Reality headsets have become a huge part of the gaming industry in record time, and we can only anticipate them to become even more popular over time. PlayStation VR pushes the boundaries of what can be done with a VR headset and is an amazing accessory for any PlayStation loving gamer. With titles such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Batman: Arkham VR, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sony really has come through with exciting new ways to experience virtual reality.
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Black Friday is a day declared toward gaming galore—video games, gaming consoles, and related accessories are hitting the shelves at a discounted price. Black Friday falls on November 23rd, giving gamers less than a month to seek A Way Out to their local participating stores. Whether it’s working on your jumper shot in NBA 2K19 or hunting down your enemy in Assasins Creed Odessy, a variety of highly demanded games will be offered at a lower price for a limited amount of time. At GameTruck, it is our Call of Duty to provide you with 5 video games to look for on Black Friday!
Red Dead Redemption 2
Being 8 years since the first Red Dead Redemption, gamers were thrilled for the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The highly anticipated game was released on October 26th, 2018, starting at a retail price of $60. Due to its newer release, retailers may not discount the individual game, but rather offer bundle deals. From late October to early November, Gamestop provided a bundle deal where if you purchase a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2, you can get $100 off any new Xbox One. So if you are looking for a new gaming console, you may essentially be able to get this game for free.
If you are a proud owner of a Playstation 4 (PS4), this exclusive game is expected to go on sale just for you. Insomniac games created a unique first-person experience through the life of Spider-man. With its release in early September of this year, many gamers have had nothing but positive reviews for Marvel’s Spiderman. Aside from the video game’s graphics and special features, it has been said to be one of the best superhero video games to ever be made. Throughout the month of November, keep an eye on wholesale stores, such as Walmart, for this action-packed game to decrease in price.
God of War
Retailed around $40-$60, God of War is another PS4 exclusive that enthusiasts are expecting to see go on sale. Since this game was released in April of this year, it is likely that this mythology inspired game will have a limited-time discount for the holidays. Stores such as Gamestop, Best Buy, Walmart and Target have provided gamers with excellent Black Friday sales in previous years, so be on the lookout for unbeatable deals this month.
Released in January of 2018, Celeste is a user interface game that is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and on computer operating systems, such as MacOS and Microsoft Windows. The video game takes you through the journey of a young woman named Madeline who takes on a journey upon the Celeste Mountain. Facing obstacles and self-doubt, Madeline is determined to get to the top of the mountain, in which the game is then won. You shouldn’t have to “climb mountains” and “avoid obstacles” to find a video game at a decent price. Look for Celeste in stores and online on Black Friday.
Bring your soccer skills to life with FIFA 19. With advanced features and graphics, soccer fans are kicking and screaming over this game that released in September. Available for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, this game retails around $60. About this time last year, FIFA 18’s prices were significantly slashed, so we assume the same trend will continue for FIFA 19.
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GameTruck’s goal is to deliver excitement to all of your events. With a variety of games and consoles provided, we make sure to have the latest games to keep you and your guests entertained. Review our pricing and availability here, or call us at (804) 938-1337.